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September Newsletter

In This Issue

1) CALL FOR ENTRIES: Script Pipeline Contests 

2) New Contest Launched: Great TV Show Idea

3) Script Sales - August

4) SPECIAL OFFER: Script Notes Discount - EXP. 9/20

5) Writers Database: New Companies Added

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Script Pipeline Contests

THE 2012 FIRST LOOK PROJECT - Early Deadline Approaching: 9.15.12

The First Look Project, presented by Script Pipeline, aims to fulfill the current requests of major studios by finding new, high-concept material that can be adapted for film or television among four categories: Feature Screenplay (4 genre divisions), Teleplay, and Adaptation.

With the support of Vinson Films (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Green Hat Films (The Hangover), Heyday Films (Harry Potter), and Vertigo Entertainment (The Grudge), the goal of the competition is to present the best scripts and ideas to studios.  The winner in each category receives personal development assistance and meetings with top producers to discuss potential production.  Any genre, any budget, and anyone can enter—both amateur writers and those who have been produced or published.  Agent representation is supported by Paradigm. SUBMIT HERE

2012 GREAT MOVIE IDEA  -   Early Deadline: 11.1.12

Pitching to the industry is how films get made.

The 3rd Bi-Annual Great Movie Idea Contest connects you with A-level producers looking for new concepts to develop. The old adage, "there are no rules in Hollywood" applies here: any subject matter or genre accepted.

Script Pipeline has always been about access, linking talented screenwriters with the proper channels in the hopes of selling their work. Now, all you need is a single, awesome concept. SUBMIT HERE

2012 STUDENT SCREENWRITING Early Deadline Approaching: 10.1.12

Recognizing the tremendous growth of aspiring filmmakers and creative professionals, Script Pipeline has created a contest with the specific intent of finding the next up-and-coming student screenwriter.

To level the playing field, the Student Screenwriting Competition is open to qualified entrants currently enrolled in a university or certified film school. Students may submit a feature-length script in ANY genre or budget range. Non-film majors and graduate students are welcome to enter as well.

Four finalists of the Student Contest will be announced in January 2013. Of those four, one Grand Prize winner, receives $1,000 cash, as well as 1-on-1 meetings with selected producers and managers. All finalists get exposure and circulation of their script to over 200 companies. SUBMIT HERE

2013 SCREENWRITING - Early Deadline: 12.31.12

With more writer success stories in the past two years than any other competition, the 11th Annual Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest sets its sights on discovering up-and-coming creative talent and connecting them with top production companies, agencies, and managers. Script Pipeline's position as an industry facilitator has proven remarkably successful in recent years, with numerous writers finding representation and gaining valuable introductions to studio-level producers. SUBMIT HERE

2013 TV WRITING - Early Deadline: 12.31.12

Now in its 6th year as one of the fastest-growing TV writing contests, the Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition is searching for the best in TV material. Accepted entries include reality or idea proposals, spec scripts for existing shows, and original pilots. SUBMIT HERE

New Script Pipeline Writers Database members or renewals. . . . 

Receive a FREE entry to ANY competition

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New Contest Launched: 1st Bi-Annual Great TV Show Idea


EARLY DEADLINE: November 1st, 2012

We’re in a new golden age of television, where innovative writers and creatives have greater opportunities to see their ideas produced.

The 1st Bi-Annual Great TV Show Idea Contest connects the winner with top television executives searching for series concepts--any genre or TV format, cable or network, accepted. Extraordinary TV premises are a rarity, so all entrants are encouraged to think way outside the box, taking marketability, current trends, and the ingredients of long-running series into consideration. Come up with the next Lost, and you’re on the right track.

For over a decade, Script Pipeline has established relationships with hundreds of production companies, managers, and agents, resulting in $4 million in specs sold from previously undiscovered writers. The contest looks to continue that trend by finding truly unique TV pitches.

One Grand Prize winner and four runners-up will be announced on January 15th, 2013.


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Script Sales - August


Name any genre and chances are at least one script in it sold, with close to 100 sales in a rather busy August. And four words seemed to pop up a lot: "to be based on." Cameron Crowe returns with the drama Beautiful Boy, Plan B producing. Tom Cruise will star in a remake of The Magnificient Seven--remaining magnificient six have not yet been named. And the former, much-talked-about Blacklist script Chewie is headed toward production. The story is based on the life of Peter Mayhew, who played Star Wars' Chewbacca. Prometheus and The Avengers also have sequels in the works.

Other script sales include:

-  Here's an "ologist" we haven't seen before: The Demonologist, with Robert Zemeckis producing, based on the soon-to-be published novel about a "Paradise Lost" expert rescuing his daughter in a demonic underworld.

- Riding the biblical wave, a script about the infamous Pontius Pilate.

- Scorsese co-producing the biopic Sinatra. No actor attached yet, but one can only imagine it'd be an Oscar opp.

- Alf. The movie. And that pretty much says it all, love it or hate it (no one hates it, though, right?).

View more script sales

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SPECIAL OFFER: Writers Workshop Discount Extended - EXP. 9/20


*DISCOUNT EXTENDED to September 20th*

Register for Development Notes OR Studio-Style coverage through the Writers Workshop and receive 25% off.  EXPIRES September 20th.

Use promo code "Studio" during registration: SIGN UP HERE

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New Companies Added: Script Pipeline's Writers Database 

Companies looking for new material and considering new writers include:

 Plotpoint, Inc.
The Cartel
The Collective
Intrigue Entertainment

Become a member and view over 1,000 more listings for agents, managers, and producers. New members also receive a FREE entry to any Script Pipeline Competition.

(use promo code "Newsletter" for 10% off membership)

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